Talent Leadership

Top 5 Talent Acquisition Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2023

Brandice Payne | Author

Brandice Payne

Senior Manager, Content & Customer Marketing

Posted on

September 8, 2023

Hiring has rarely been more competitive than it is today. Employees are searching for jobs that are more fulfilling, workplaces that value them, and companies that are socially engaged and inclusive, according to the World Economic Forum. To attract new hires in today’s job market, you need to be competitive in all these areas and more.

One of the best ways to address the constant changes in sourcing top talent is through talent acquisition conferences. These conferences feature expert speakers, technological advances and demos, networking opportunities, and a professional and productive environment. 

Although keynote speakers are the highlight of many conferences, several offer breakout session opportunities, expert Q&A panel experiences, workshop sessions, cocktail parties, and receptions. And, in-person attendance is no longer a requirement for taking advantage of these growth opportunities, as there are virtual opportunities, including GEM’s Talent Summit 2023, where attendees can register for free!  

Top 5 Talent Acquisition Conferences for 2023

Talent acquisition conferences give you the opportunity to see how your company's hiring practices measure up to those of industry leaders. You'll learn from industry experts and network with your peers to better engage talent and move them quickly through your hiring funnel. Here are a few conferences you should enroll in during the second half of 2023.

1. Talent Summit 2023

Location and date: September 20, 2023; Virtual Conference 

Key speakers:

  • Thomas Lynch, NA Head of HXM Value Advisory

  • Keith Sonderling, Commissioner of the US EEOC

  • Brittany Sever Stone, Director of Americas Talent Acquisition at Nissan

  • Jenna Foster, Director of Executive Talent Insights and Research at Capital One

  • Kristen McKenna

  • Keith Sonderling

  • Brittany Stone

  • Einat Lapid

Who should attend: Talent acquisition leaders, talent operations leaders, talent marketing leaders

Why you should attend: Evolving trends and yet another fundamental shift in the talent sourcing landscape means you must stay up-to-date on your acquisition strategy and the technology that fuels sourcing. Hear industry experts talk about data-driven hiring strategies, employer branding, tech trends, embracing AI and automation, and the future of talent acquisition. 

Talent Summit 2023 is a free recruiting event, making it more accessible for a broader range of talent acquisition professionals to attend. This year’s summit looks to be the most exciting one yet, with more than 20 speakers and 10 sessions broadcasting to over 6,000 audience members! 

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2. HR Tech 2023

Location and date: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV; October 10-13, 2023

Key speakers:

  • Steve Boese, Inside HR Tech columnist, human resources executive 

  • Jeanne Achille, Women in HR tech chair, HR tech expert, Founder & CEO, The Devon Group

  • George LaRocque, Founder & Principle Analyst, WorkTech

  • Rebecca Mckenna, SVP HR Portfolio, ETC, Part of the Arc network

  • Josh Bersin 

  • Jason Averbook 

  • Stacey Harris

  • Madeline Laurano 

Who should attend: HR professionals, talent management and acquisition professionals, recruitment leaders, organizational decision-makers 

Why you should attend: The Human Resource Executive HR Technology Conference & Expo is a comprehensive in-person event that showcases speeches by industry thought leaders, demos of the latest technology, and unmatched networking opportunities. 

The HR Tech event features fast-paced HR talks, in-depth case studies, insights on the latest trends with metrics and data, and a half-day Women in Technology summit. Attendees can earn professional credits for their HRCI, IHRIM, or SHRM certifications. 

Plus, HR Tech 2023 highlights over 400 HR tech providers and one of the best collections of vendors worldwide. Browse top HR products from industry giants and revolutionary products from startups, and experience the Pitchfest competition with $30,000 in prize money on the line.  

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3. RecFest 2023

Location and date: Bicentennial Park, Nashville, TN; September 13-14, 2023 or Knebworth Park, Knebworth, UK; July 11, 2024

Key speakers:

  • Amy Miller, Sr. Client Lead Recruiter, Amazon

  • Ashten Fizer, Talent Brand Go-To-Market Lead, Dropbox 

  • Bill Boorman, Founder, TRU

  • Lars Schmidt, Founder & CEO, Amplify

  • Celinda Farias Appleby, Director, Global Talent Attraction, Visa

  • Craig Fisher

  • Maren Hogan

  • William Tincup

  • Matthew LeBLanc

Who should attend: Recruiting professionals, talent acquisition managers, HR professionals, hiring managers

Why you should attend: RecFest’s two-day event promises a festival-like experience with a professional twist. Attendees can experience seminars and expositions on concepts including DEI, employer branding, leadership, and people. 

These various tracks cover a sea of conversation points, from AI-powered recruiting strategies and automated recruitment processes to staffing at volume and DEI HR transformations. Although the traditional event north of London was in July, you can join next year’s waitlist.

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4. SuccessConnect 2023

Location and date: The Venetian Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV; October 2-4, 2023; Virtual Event held October 4-5

Key speakers:

  • Maryann Abbajay, Chief Revenue Officer, SAP SuccessFactors

  • Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst CEO, The Josh Bersin Company

  • Nadja Ericsson, Demo Innovation and Keynote Experience, SAP

  • Aaron Green, Chief Marketing and Solutions Officer, SAP SuccessFactors

  • Josh Gosliner

  • Sam Passman

  • Rebecca Reagan-Thieme

Who should attend: HR executives, recruiting managers, C-suite decision-makers

Why you should attend: SAP’s two-day conference features some of the top recruiting industry leaders as keynote speakers with seven possible learning tracks that focus on the various aspects of human resources. These tracks include talent acquisition strategies, managing your people, artificial intelligence, technology, and HR research and recruiting trends. 

The SAP SuccessConnect 2023 packs concepts from employee experience and retention to leveraging technology into each of the three days. Attendees can enjoy breakout sessions, welcome and closing receptions, and ample networking opportunities. 

Professionals unable to attend the in-person event can take advantage of the SAP virtual event held on October 4th and 5th. This event offers conversations with HR experts, Q&A sessions, interviews, and on-demand learning opportunities. 

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5. Tech Recruitment Conference 2023

Location and date: The Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Netherlands or Online; November 2, 2023

Key speakers:

  • Anna Bertoldini, Global Head of Employer Branding, NielsonHQ

  • Yasar Atimad, Global VP of Talent, Mobility, and Rewards, HelloFresh

  • Jolie Den Boer, Global Director of Recruitment,

  • Yves Greijn, Leadership Executive of Recruiting, Miro

  • Adriaan Kolff

  • Jan Bernhart

  • Mat Yates

  • Glenn Ferguson

Who should attend: Tech talent recruiters, 

Why you should attend: This one-day event is available in-person and online for tech recruiting professionals worldwide. It offers a packed recruiting experience with more than 15 speakers and upwards of 400+ attendees. 

Recruitment thought leaders from around the world talk about tech talent industry trends, attracting top talent, and the future of work. The Tech Recruitment Conference 2023 provides a platform for tech recruiters to network and exchange ideas in an interactive environment. 

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Unleash your human resource department’s full potential by registering you and your team for one of these transformational annual conferences. From industry expert and trailblazing entrepreneur keynote speakers to hands-on expositional demonstrations and networking opportunities, these conferences can boost your TA teams’ expertise and confidence. 

And to transform that expertise and confidence into performance, your teams need the right tools for the job. Gem’s modern recruiting CRM provides a comprehensive acquisition platform with unprecedented speed, efficiency, and accuracy thanks to its data-driven approach. Request a demo today to see how GEM can supercharge your talent acquisition.

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